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Cat and kitten Preventative Care

Cat and kitten Preventive CareCat and kitten Preventive Care

The best way to deal with a medical problem is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

The following are the recommendations of Mobile Veterinary Service for your cat and kitten preventative care :

Printable PDF – Cat

 

Kitten needs:

Initial Vaccines/De-worm

6-8 weeks 10-12 weeks 12 weeks
FVRCP vaccine*
Fecal and De-worm
FVRCP vaccine*
De-worm
FVRCP vaccine*
Fecal and De-worm
Rabies**

* FVRCP = Feline Distemper/Rhino virus, Panluekopenia virus, etc.  **Rabies vaccine (Required by Alabama State law)  Outside cats are susceptible to Feline Leukemia virus – vaccination optional (read report)

Cat and kitten Preventive Care

 

Parasite Control

De-worming every 2 months for the first year

 Recommended:

Flea and tick prevention

  • Beginning at 8 weeks of age – A topical product (like Frontline/Advantage) can be applied at least every 2 months for fleas and ticks.
  • For fleas only – begining at 14 weeks – Comfortis can be used.

Neutering (spay or castrate) after 5-6 mo of age

 


 

Adult Cats:

Cat and kitten Preventive Care

  1. Booster Feline distemper vaccine: Annually
  2. Booster additional vaccines if used (read report)
  3. Rabies vaccine booster (Current rabies vaccine required by Alabama State law)
  4. Fecal testing annually – Additional de-worming varies based on test
  5. Continue – Flea and Tick prevention (same as above)